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McCall MacBain Scholarships

Join the first cohort of McCall MacBain Scholars for your master’s or professional degree studies at McGill University.

Thinking about graduate school? Applications open in June 2020.

Be the first to be notified when applications open:

Do you aspire to make a positive impact on the lives of people around you?

Are you ready to explore new concepts and challenge yourself while working with a diverse cohort of fellow scholars?

Are you excited by the idea of learning from peers and mentors with a variety of lived experiences and academic paths?

We want to meet you!

Who should apply?

 

McCall MacBain Scholars will have a track record of community engagement, informed by a sense of duty, empathy, intellectual curiosity, grit, and a willingness to take risks. They aim to create meaningful and lasting change, while improving the lives of others.

In the selection process, we will look for:

  • Exceptional character
  • Community engagement
  • Leadership potential
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Academic strength and intellectual curiosity

See if you meet the requirements

To apply in 2020, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Status
    You have Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, or refugee status in Canada
  • Education
    You have a bachelor's degree, or are on track to graduate before August 2021
  • Readiness for Graduate School
    You plan to apply for Fall 2021 admission to an eligible full-time master's or professional program at McGill University

How to apply

You will need to complete two applications:
  1. The McCall MacBain Scholarship application will be open from June to September 2020 with an expected start in the Fall of 2021.
  2. You also need to apply directly to McGill for at least one eligible full-time master’s or professional program. Program admission requirements and timelines vary, so please research the ones that interest you. We will ask you to apply by the first deadline for Fall 2021 admission.
FEBRUARY 2020

Information Sessions

Join an information session to learn more about the McCall MacBain Scholarships and how to apply.

FEBRUARY 2020
JUNE 2020

McCall MacBain Scholarship Applications Open

You will need to submit a comprehensive online application, including two reference letters.

If you are a current university student or recent graduate (2019 or later), you must earn your university’s endorsement. More information on this process will be shared in the upcoming months.

If you graduated in 2018 or earlier, you can apply directly without endorsement.

JUNE 2020
SEPTEMBER 2020

McGill Applications Open

You will need to apply directly to McGill for at least one eligible full-time master’s or professional program.

Program admission timelines and requirements vary, so please research the ones that interest you. We will ask you to apply by the first deadline for Fall 2021 admission.

McGill admissions generally open in September for the following Fall semester. Visit the McGill Graduate Admissions website for more information.

SEPTEMBER 2020
24 SEPTEMBER 2020

Scholarship Applications Due

Submit your McCall MacBain Scholarship application, including both reference forms, before the deadline: September 24 at 4:00 PM EDT.

24 SEPTEMBER 2020
7-22 NOVEMBER 2020

Regional Interviews

After applications are submitted and assessed, you may be invited to participate in selection interviews.

Your interviewers will be Canadian leaders who reflect a wide range of disciplines and life experiences. The interview process is an opportunity for you to tell us about your background, experiences, aspirations, and academic interests.

Regional interviews will take place in Halifax (November  7), Calgary (November 8), Montréal (November 14), Winnipeg (November 15), Toronto (November 21), and Vancouver (November 22).

7-22 NOVEMBER 2020
15-17 JANUARY 2021

Final Interviews in Montréal

After regional interviews, you may be invited to participate in final interviews in Montréal, January 15-17.

15-17 JANUARY 2021
SEPTEMBER 2021

Arrival on Campus

If you are selected as a McCall MacBain Scholar, you and your fellow scholars will arrive on campus in September 2021.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Campus contacts

A list of Canadian university contacts will be posted in June 2020.

If you are a Canadian university professor or administrator interested in learning about the endorsement process, please get in touch: info@mccallmacbainscholars.org.

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